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Female tank commanders petition to recruit women to armor

First female IDF tank commanders and accompanying officer again petition Supreme Court demanding to recruit women for armor.

Female tank commanders petition to recruit women to armor

Number of female soldiers in mixed-gender units to increase

Change comes as army seeks to move male soldiers to infantry and armored corps, where there are manpower shortages due to shortened service.

Number of female soldiers in mixed-gender units to increase

IDF manpower head: Not every combat position suitable for women

Gen. Moti Almoz rejects claims of 'religionization' in the IDF, declaring there are some combat duties women cannot carry out.

IDF manpower head: Not every combat position suitable for women

IDF won't ask new recruits for their opinion on LGBTs

IDF receives order not to ask new recruits for their opinions on LGBTs, whether women should serve in combat roles.

IDF won't ask new recruits for their opinion on LGBTs

'The IDF has bounced back - women don't need to join combat'

Head of pre-military academy warns women don't belong in combat, recent lynch attempt in Jenin could have ended differently.

'The IDF has bounced back - women don't need to join combat'

'In a Jewish state's Jewish army, Jewish law must be respected'

'Religious Zionists contribute so much to the State of Israel, we should honor their request not to serve with women in combat units.'

'In a Jewish state's Jewish army, Jewish law must be respected'player

IDF study: Fewer female soldiers interested in combat positions

Survey shows drop in number of female recruits interested in combat positions. Only 55% of male candidates willing to serve in combat roles.

IDF study: Fewer female soldiers interested in combat positions

'Return to sanity: Women shouldn't conduct military assaults'

'Why should my granddaughter be a combat soldier with a knife between her teeth? In Israel there's no need to place women on front lines.'

'Return to sanity: Women shouldn't conduct military assaults'

'Nobody is stopping religious soldiers from advancing'

Channel 2 military commentator is convinced that kippot will soon be seen in top IDF positions.

'Nobody is stopping religious soldiers from advancing'

IDF to 'stabilize' female combat draft

Army reportedly to freeze draft rate of women to combat positions so as to reassess mental and physical consequences.

IDF to 'stabilize' female combat draft

Is equality more important than operational ability?

Forum for IDF Fortitude reveals statistics on injuries women suffer during combat training.

Is equality more important than operational ability?player

'Lowering the bar put Israel's security at risk'

Reserve Colonel says IDF's insistence on equality is harming its fighting abilities.

'Lowering the bar put Israel's security at risk'

'They're trying to mask feminine identity'

Woman OB/GYN Dr. Chana Katan speaks about gender identity and women in combat.

'They're trying to mask feminine identity'

Female IDF combat soldiers at health risk

Fighters suffer stress fractures, anemia, infection, back pain; Solution: lowering loads and effort bar, queueing up for orthopedists.

Female IDF combat soldiers at health risk

Rabbi Mazuz: A woman in captivity will hand over secrets

Prominent rabbi slams army order to integrate women into combat positions. 'They're destroying the Nation of Israel.'

Rabbi Mazuz: A woman in captivity will hand over secrets

Parents to Education Ministry: Don't send our girls to the IDF

Parents call on Education Minister not to allow organizations encouraging enlistment of girls into national religious schools.

Parents to Education Ministry: Don't send our girls to the IDF

IDF threatens to punish soldiers who protest co-ed combat units

Army takes surprisingly strident and threatening tone against soldiers distributing flyers at intersections.

IDF threatens to punish soldiers who protest co-ed combat units

Women in combat - by the numbers

IDF says 800 pregnancies reported, 600 abortions funded per year; 10 different studies show women less fit for combat than men.

Women in combat - by the numbers

'Integrating men and women harms the army's cohesion'

Special conference discusses difficulties faced by IDF units which integrate men and women.

'Integrating men and women harms the army's cohesion'

'Israel doesn't need new elections'

Defense Minister visits army base, speaks of importance of IDF diversity, says new elections 'last thing Israel needs.'

'Israel doesn't need new elections'

The difficulties facing religious IDF soldiers

The difficulties facing religious IDF soldiers

Reserve Colonel: "Putting women in tanks is irresponsible"

Rabbi Mosher Hager, head of the pre-army mechina in Beit Yatir, warns against the dangers of integrating women into tanks.

Reserve Colonel: "Putting women in tanks is irresponsible"

More women enlisting for combat positions

Survey shows 40% increase in preference for combat positions among female draftees July 2016.

Number of women enlisting for combat positions increasing

Did IDF pay with lives for feminist dogma?

Following Pentagon decision on women in combat, soldier says his unit paid a heavy price for insistence on female medics during Gaza war.

Did IDF pay with lives for feminist dogma?